Turkey Chebureki (Turkey Turnover)
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
These chebureki are delicious! My aunt Tamara makes these at her church bake sale and they sell like hot cakes! This recipe made 38 chebureki. If you're feeding a smaller crowd, you can easily cut all of the ingredients in half and make about 20.
Peel and chop your onion into large pieces, then puree the onion in a food processor until it has an applesauce consistency.
Add 2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper to the turkey and stir. Add the pureed onion. The amount of onion will frighten you, but don't worry, it will disappear into the meat.
Spread a heaping tablespoon of your meat filling over 1/2 of your raw tortilla, leaving about a 1" border at the edges to seal.
Brush all the way around the edges of your tortilla with cold water. Fold the tortilla in half and seal the edges by pushing down around the edges with a fork.
Heat a large skillet with enough oil to just coat the bottom of the pan. Heat over medium/high heat. Once the oil is hot (the chebureki should sizzle when you put them in), add chebureki to the skillet 2 at a time and sautee 3 min per side. Adjust the temp if you notice it's browning too quickly. You need to saute 3 minutes per side for the meat to cook through.
Transfer cooked turnovers onto papertowels to soak up excess oil. Serve warm.